November 8, 2010
Chris Morris’ new black-comedy, “Four Lions”, would normally have the country up in arms over its premise. However the film, full of witty one-liners that will make drinks shoot from your nose, seems to capture the satirical value of morons on a mission- even if they are radical jihads.
“Four Lions” follows a group of idiotic jihadists who are determined to fight a consumerist Western culture by becoming public martyrs in England. Through their journey they encounter accidental deaths, outlandish disguises, and even the occasional sing-along. But instead of really prying into the ideologies of terrorism and political meaning, Morris has hilariously focused on the will and weaknesses of man- which allows for a equal platform that we can laugh at.